Mass Bankers Association Gives $112,500 In Community Grants, Banker & Tradesman, December 28, 2009

The Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) charitable foundation has given community grants totaling $112,500 to 25 non-profit agencies across the Bay State.

The foundation, supported by the nearly 200 member banks of the MBA throughout Massachusetts and New England, is distributing the grants over eight geographic regions in Massachusetts, giving awards to social service agencies.

“There are many social service agencies in need across the region,” said Kenneth C. Brennan, chairman of the MBA charitable foundation and president of The Village Bank in Auburndale.   “We’re pleased to be able to support the hard work of the agencies and assist many individuals in their time of need.”

Some recipients include the Hyde Park Food Pantry ($10,000);   Council for Social Concern in Woburn ($5,000); RESPOND, Inc. of Somerville ($5,000); Tri-City Community Action Program Inc. of Malden ($5,000); Community Giving Tree of West Boxford ($5,000); Harborlight Community Partners of Beverly ($5,000); Our Neighbors’ Table of Amesbury ($5,000); Scituate C.O.R.S.E. Foundation ($5,000); School on Wheels of Massachusetts Inc. of Brockton ($5,000).

The MBA charitable foundation has contributed more than $1 million since it was created in 1996, according to a statement.